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“Heaps of Room, good Service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hawkdun Lodge

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Hawkdun Lodge
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Heaps of Room, good Service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We arrived at lunch time for our booking at 2 pm and were welcomed to our lovely new units, no problem that we were two hours early.
The unit was spacious and spotless and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Quite simply the best accommodation that we experienced on our six day cycle ride

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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buteranfurly, Manager at Hawkdun Lodge, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we do appreciate your comments. We hope you enjoyed your time in our part of the world. All the best from Richard.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

An extremely accommodating host. A feeling of luxury after a day on the dusty rail trail. We stayed in the generously sized honeymoon suite. It seemed to be soundproofed from the road. A perfect breakfast for the health conscious. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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buteranfurly, Owner at Hawkdun Lodge, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you so much - we really appreciate your feedback. It was lovely to have you to stay and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your rail trail adventure.
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Dunedin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Highly recommend the Hawkdun Lodge in Ranfurly. Look no further!! Richard is a great host who took the time to welcome us and stop and answer questions during our stay. The jewel in the crown is the Hawkdun Room - a communal area with comfy couches, large TV, dining tables and kitchen. Breakfast is served here and it's a great place to meet other guests and travellers and swap stories , or gather in the evenings. Perfect for a group occupying a number of rooms.
Fabulous facilities and having breakfast included was a bonus. We were on day 2 on the rail trail and this was a great place to stop, stay and recharge the batteries.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Totally recommend the Hawkdun Lodge. We are on day 2 of the Central Otago Rail Trail and stayed here. Beautiful rooms, spa room and an amazing family room for dining and relaxing in shod u wish to venture from your room. Stunning furnished and excellent decor. Richard is a fantastic host. Thoroughly recommend

  • Stayed January 2013
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buteranfurly, Owner at Hawkdun Lodge, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you Julie for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again some time.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Warm hospitality, lovely modern rooms with nice furnishings, fabulous spa! (The jets are great for massaging the aches from the Otago Central Rail Trail.) Free to wash & dry clothes, including the washing powder. Things to see nearby, too.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Bay of Plenty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed here with a group. We had a lovely area for breakfast.
New accommodation, clean, modern.
Great host - friendly and helpful.
Just opposite rail trail as you enter Ranfurly from Lauder. Lock up area for bikes.
Large spa room

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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buteranfurly, Owner at Hawkdun Lodge, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for your positive comments and we do hope you enjoyed the rest of your Rail Trail adventure.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

We found Hawkdun Lodge on the internet and boy are we pleased we did! Fabulous spot in the middle of the Maniototo Basin with amazing surround views that changed throughout the day.
Our bed was superb, the hosts brilliant and the breakfast excellent in the fabulous recreation/breakfast/TV room.We loved hopping in the car and driving to Palmerston, Naseby, the wedderburn Pub ( our favourite) and right in to the back country to watch locals curling on the ice.
Thanks for a great last minute break and rest from our business in Christchurch.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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buteranfurly, Owner at Hawkdun Lodge, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback. We do believe the Maniototo with its traditions and magnificent landscape is a great place to visit. It was lovely to have you to stay and hope to see you again some time.
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Property: Hawkdun Lodge
Address: 1 Bute Street, Ranfurly 9332, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Ranfurly
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Ranfurly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hawkdun Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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